Friday, March 28, 2008

One Down...

A big thank you to Amy Sheridan for her frame (which I took the liberty of editing) and swirls from the Little Dreamer Designs Apprentice, week 3 and to Silversword 71 Digital Creations for the paper from her week 4 contribution, Louisa.
I did it. Simple but says a lot. Sawyer actually took this picture of Kahlua.

Stepping Back

My boss is very supportive of balance- well, when we're not on deadline which is fine. I expect one week of my month to be hectic. But, I've noticed a hectic trend in scrapping lately too. One pic, frame, ribbons, cardboard tucked in, stitches to "hold" that down, layers of multiple pages for texture...and I've been sucked in. My friend Nicole does amazing photography and simple layouts. They're so beautiful and the message is right there. No looking to make sure you saw everything. And I'm going to take a cue from her. I'm downloading some stuff from Little Dreamer Designs Apprentice Forum Freebies now in week 4 and am going to do simple layouts. The elements in these kits are amazing. Why can't they shine? I will find 1 page, 1 or 2 elements, and a photo or two or three to create simple layouts. I'm going to strive for 4 before we leave in a week for Spring Break. That's a good goal.

How's THAT for balance?!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I've Been SO Absent!

My job is keeping me more than busy. I'm so sorry guys. The economy being what it is and my time in life being that I need to do something for myself leaves less time for myself. I will learn my job and have time for myself but until then, the majority of my creative efforts are going to the magazine. I designed the March cover with a picture of Sawyer. The camp guide elements use my scrap talents as well.

Of course, I'm still doing my desk calendars. Here's February...

and for March (since I'm soooo looking forward to Spring Break)

I did spend the weekend with DST's scavenger hunt...that was frustrating and fun. I hated it until I'd figure out what I was looking for. I *met* lots of new designers and signed up for too many new sites. (i.e. I'm getting a bunch of new newsletters...)

Don't fear. I'm neglecting myself as well. I am in desperate need of a haircut which I can't coordinate between my schedule and my stylist's. I'll be back, soon, I promise. Just keep on me.